WHY CELLULITE IS A CONCERN FOR US?
The disorders characteristic of
cellulite involve endocrine-metabolic alterations
that affect the microcirculatory system. They also
draw our attention to the functionality and the
cleansing process of the whole organism.
Besides, it involves hardly
controllable changes in the locomotor, digestive,
and endocrine systems.
Last, but not least, it is a cause of
discomfort and an ill-tolerated lack of aesthetics
that drives the patient to accept any type of so-called
therapeutic treatments in order to solve the problem.
Too frequently such "treatments" have no scientific
Our efforts should be focused on the
recovery of trophism and tissue tone, as well as on
the control of endocrine-metabolic alterations that
may entail irrevocabletissue damage, not only from
an aesthetic point of view.
However, aesthetic considerations are
not unbecoming for the physician and should not be
deemed as such. If it comes to that, we may say they
are a kind of sublimated medical attitude and
therefore require still greater professionalism.
We should always bear in mind that
ineffective or hardly effective aesthetic treatments
have three inescapable consequences: clinical damage,
aesthetic injury and, more frequently, serious
HOW CELLULITE DEVELOPS
As a consequence of
physiopathological facts, cellulite goes through
different phases but the starting point is almost
always associated with alterations in the
Alterations in metabolic reactions at the
interstitial matrix level, such as increase in
tissue acidity, changes in the oxy-reduction
mechanisms, progressive slowing down of arteriole
flow, detriment of collagen fibers, and impairment
of the fibroblast-adipose cell-nervous axon-lymphocyte
water increase and reduced hyaluronic acid,
proteoglycan, and (?do you mean glycosaminoglycan)
Alterations in connective structures and the
Development of pathological lipedema
Development of lipolymphoedema
Disorders in the lipogenesis-lipolysis system
Venous-lymphatic microcirculation alterations
Cellulite might be divided into the
7) Mixed cellulite
It may also be characterized by the
tissue with skin excess
To this general classification, an
accurate physiopathological and etiological
diagnosis should be added.
MANIFESTATIONS OF CELLULITE
Besides its characteristic "peau
d’orange" appearance and alterations in arms,
abdomen, knees, and trochanters, subjective symptoms
may appear characterized by alterations in the
trophism of subcutaneous tissues.
following alterations may be found: